Community Development FINAL
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On Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center, Grand Ball Room (101 West La Habra Boulevard, La Habra, CA 90631).

For an overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Rancho La Habra Specific Plan.

On February 26, 2018, the City released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (State Clearinghouse No. 2015111045) for the proposed Rancho La Habra Specific Plan project to replace the Westridge Golf Course. The EIR was completed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and reflects the independent judgement of the City.

The City invites you to attend this workshop regarding the Draft EIR for the project. The purpose of this workshop is to assist you in understanding the layout and format of the EIR, to aid you in the review of the document, and to explain how you can provide formal written comments on the Draft EIR. 

The law provides for a 45-day public comment period. The review period runs from February 26, 2018 through April 11, 2018.

Please Note: This workshop is being held to encourage community participation in the planning process and is not a legally noticed public hearing pursuant to Section 54954 of the California Government Code. NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY EITHER IN FAVOR OR IN OPPOSITION TO THE RANCHO LA HABRA SPECIFIC PLAN WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS WORKSHOP AND NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE ABOUT THE PROJECT OR THE EIR.

A Message from the Director

On behalf of the Community Development Department, welcome to the City of La Habra!  La Habra is a wonderful community to live, work and play!  The City measures 7.3 square miles with approximately 60,239 residents.  We have approximately 20,033 housing units with a healthy and diverse portfolio of food/retail/office/industrial businesses.  We also have 24 parks totaling approximately 135 acres for the community to enjoy.

La Habra is a caring community and business friendly.  I hope that you find what you are looking for as you navigate our website and look for information.  We have put as much information as possible for residents, visitors, contractors, architects, engineers, developers and real estate professionals to aide in your research and preparation prior to coming into City Hall. 

My goal is to provide you with the best user experience as possible here at City Hall.  To that end I make a commitment to you that the Community Development Staff will work hard to provide excellent customer care, provide alternatives and solutions to problems, and find ways to say “yes” to things that benefit the community.  

We are a small staff with limited resources but we have big hearts and care greatly for this community.  We hope you see it in our work.  Thanks for stopping by!


Andrew Ho
Director of Community & Economic Development
Andrew Ho

About the Department

The Community Development Department is key to the City’s approach to coordinated efforts in addressing community and regional development issues in growth management, environmental quality and infrastructure planning and implementation.

Community Development is comprised of:

Community Development is structured to coordinate and provide technical assistance on issues of current and future land development to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Committee, Economic Development Ad-Hoc Committee, Beautification Committee, various boards and to the public. It is the department’s mission to provide this assistance in a highly professional and customer service oriented manner.

The Department is responsible for the administration of the General Plan, Zoning Code, California Environmental Quality Act, the International Property Maintenance Code, California Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes, Green Building Code, and accessibility requirements. Additionally, the Department is also responsible for the management, administration and oversight of all activities that are funded through the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Act, Housing set-aside funding, and economic development programs and strategies.